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My name is Margot Austin and I am the editor and founder of The Design Edit, a collection of the best design stories I encounter in my life as a stylist and design communications specialist. Meet top talents, get inspired by beautiful spaces, get a first look at innovative new products and maybe even try one of my dead-easy DIY projects. 

Gilles & Boissier go to Biarritz

Gilles & Boissier go to Biarritz

Gilles & Boissier Paris Apt

In Paris, Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier live like this. You've probably seen this place — it's been making the rounds on the blogging and Pinterest circuit for about 2 years. It does not get old. Still fills me with Paris apartment feels and desires. Fun fact: My pals at South Hill Home are the Canadian source for those fantastic Gilles & Boissier sconces made by Pouenat, which have been often-imitated. These are the originals and you previously spotted them on The Design Edit in this bathroom designed by Montréalaise Geneviève Ghaleb. 

Shop the original Ombre sconce at South Hill Home

Shop the original Ombre sconce at South Hill Home

And just in case you were wondering, here's what Gilles (right) and Boissier look like, because of course they do.

And just in case you were wondering, here's what Gilles (right) and Boissier look like, because of course they do.

Biarritz

Here's the setting of their getaway on the Basque coast where they like to play golf, surf and decorate. Yes please, yes please and yes please. 

Their place is a total charmer on the outside with red shutters that immediately make me want to change my mind about painting the red shutters on our Whale Cottage on Prince Edward Island. Let's take a peek inside:

Serene Spanish Style Home by DISC Interiors

Serene Spanish Style Home by DISC Interiors

Recent Styling Work: HomeSense Canada 150

Recent Styling Work: HomeSense Canada 150